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Ethics & Compliance

The University of Calgary has two research ethics boards, three animal care committees, and a biosafety committee.

All research, funded or unfunded, involving humans, animals or biohazards must first be reviewed by and receive approval from the appropriate board or committee before research can begin. Access to funds (if applicable) only occurs after all of the required certificates and approvals are in place.

It is essential researchers understand the specific requirements and obtain the necessary certifications and approvals for their research before commencing.

The Tri-Council agreement identifies the roles and responsibilities in the management of federal grants and awards and includes an outline of all compliance certification requirements.  

Please note, all applications to the human Research Ethics Boards (CHREB & CFREB) and the Animal Care Committees (HSACC, LESACC & VSACC) are created and submitted using IRISS. There are no paper application forms.